Look back 100 years, during the month of January:
Europe had been at war for two years already. The United States would enter that war by 1917.
The Professional Golfer Association (PGA) formed in New York City.
A 611 gram chondrite type meteorite strikes a house near the village of Baxter in Stone County, Missouri.
The German Zeppelins (air ships) began bombing the city of Paris in France.
Germany and Austria-Hungary notify the U.S. that they will sink any armed merchant ships starting on March 1st.
Actor Charlie Chaplin signs a movie contract.
A list of unusual events that happened on January 1st on other years:
1902 -the first Rose Bowl game was held.
1908 – First time the big ball marking the new year was dropped in Times Square, NYC.
1914 – the 1st scheduled airline flight, from St Petersburg, FL to Tampa, FL with Tony Jannus as the pilot. He made two daily flights across Tampa Bay.
Take time frame and look up the events that may have affected your ancestors, allows to better appreciate and understand their life.
Photos: Crater of a Zeppelin bomb in Paris, 1916; Pancho Villa; Judge Louis Brandeis and US President Theodore Roosevelt.
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